Kevin Dobbe celebrates his fourth year with the symphony by introducing his new Chromalume that incorporates recording and computer-controlled synthesizers into a “Color and Light”, multi-media symphony. In his 22nd year as a music technology instructor at Rochester Community and Technical College, Dobbe is experienced in combining technology with creativity in learning. “This is an exploration of the interrelationship of my work as a composer, technologist, visual artist and educator” says Dobbe.
The idea of interconnecting visual elements to the concert hall is not new, but collaborations thus far have focused on the music following the visuals. This project incorporates a technological response to the dilemma: creating an instrument that puts the control of the visual elements in the hands of the musician.
The final result is the creation of the Chromalume. “Turning Points: Music Meets Technology” premieres on March 16th at 7:30pm at Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall.
RSOC has also teamed up with C4 in heightening awareness of the arts in the area. RSOC will host a gallery preview & social of SESSIONS at CO Brown from 6:00 to 7:00 before the concert, with concert attendees receiving a discount on the C4 SESSIONS evening event starting at 8PM.
To purchase tickets visit the Mayo Civic Center Box Office, (507) 328-2222. You may also purchase online through Ticketmaster.
Visit http://www.RochesterSymphony.org for more information.